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International Festival venues

Festival Square

1 Festival Square

T: +44(0)131 473 2056

Festival Square is on Lothian Road, opposite the Usher Hall and in front of the Sheraton Hotel.

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.

  • Blue badge parking on Grindlay Street and Cambridge Street
  • NCP: Castle Terrace (6 disabled bays)
  • Haymarket station 0.7 miles 
  • Tram stop at Shandwick Place 
Venue accessibility
  • Level access throughout the area
  • If you are a wheelchair user please ask for further information when booking
  • No loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Find further information about the event, facilities, access and transport to Festival Square here.

Safety and security

Arrive at venues in plenty of time as latecomers may not be admitted.

Your safety and security at International Festival events is of the utmost importance to us. Please note that bags may be subject to security searches and you should not bring bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 15cm to our venues. No larger bags (or similar) will be allowed into the venue. There is no cloakroom to store belongings.

If you spot anything suspicious during your visit to the International Festival, please do let a member of the team know.